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Old 06-18-2019, 05:30 PM
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Default Maui Jim's over Costa???

Long time Costa fan here but want to try a pair of Maui Jims...

Obviously need polarized.

1) Are all the lenses glass??

2) What lens do most prefer??

3) What's everyone's personal opinion?? Costa or Mauis??
Old 06-18-2019, 05:38 PM
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Not all Maui lenses are glass. I will only wear glass. I much prefer Maui to Costa, specifically their wire/metal frames with spring hinges like regular glasses have.
Old 06-18-2019, 05:43 PM
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Maui evolution are titanium frames with thin glass over polarised lens with polycarbonate backs.
Old 06-18-2019, 05:48 PM
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I love my Maui's but they are a pain to keep clean!

I could clean them, lock them in the vault with Obama's original Birth Certificate in Hawaii and 6 months later, they'd have smudges all over them! Uggggghhhhh
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had several pairs Costa's in the past with the blue/mirror lens. Then I went to Maui rimless and like them better. Have two pairs, one with bronze lens and one with grey. Wife has two pairs both in grey, keeps a pair in her car and a pair in my car car so she always has a pair to wear.
I like the bronze for driving they seem to provide a clearer more enhanced image but for boating I use the grey.
I'll never go back the Maui frames are so much more comfortable.

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Old 06-19-2019, 03:35 AM
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I switched a few years ago and now have a couple of pairs. I finally have glasses that don't have to go back to the manufacturer every 6 months because they fall apart.
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Originally Posted by peter bear View Post
Maui evolution are titanium frames with thin glass over polarised lens with polycarbonate backs.
Are they glass on both exposed surfaces, or just one?
Old 06-19-2019, 05:28 AM
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Just bought a pair of Maui's and like them better than Costa so far. Hoping to alleviate the 'send-my-broken-costa-back' syndrome.
Old 06-19-2019, 05:50 AM
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I have Maui and Costa glass and like both, you can't go wrong with either. I'd give the edge to the Maui glass but both are good. Don't overthink it.
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Costa's here. Had I pair about 3 yrs. the other 1.5. No problems with either pair. Both are glass lenses.
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I have Maui's, love them. Have never had Costas but, I have no reason to switch.
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Maui's here. I just got some prescription lenses from factory, pretty happy so far. It was definitely expensive, but worth it.

Never understood the Costa hype...always reminded me of Salt Life. BTW Salt Life has some good polarized lenses by zeiss.
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I think Maui's might be ligher (glass). Costa used to have the 400G and I really liked it. They only do the 580G now; and it's HEAVY!
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I've had a pair of Costa Fisch Blackout with grey glass for two years. Love the lens, but the rubber pieces started falling apart about six months ago, started with the nose piece then the arms. Sent them back to Costa with me paying the shipping there, they repaired them for a cost of $12.90 and are on their way back to me now, so overall cost to get them repaired was around $20. Let see what they look like when they arrive and also how long they will last before having to do it again. I'll say that if they break again I will not be buying Costa again.
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Originally Posted by holy_crap View Post
I've had a pair of Costa Fisch Blackout with grey glass for two years. Love the lens, but the rubber pieces started falling apart about six months ago, started with the nose piece then the arms. Sent them back to Costa with me paying the shipping there, they repaired them for a cost of $12.90 and are on their way back to me now, so overall cost to get them repaired was around $20. Let see what they look like when they arrive and also how long they will last before having to do it again. I'll say that if they break again I will not be buying Costa again.
I've heard this is a major issue. This is not the first, second, or even 10th time I've heard about the rubber on the models with it....
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Smith's
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Both are similiar with the same stinky warranty. However maui offers a lense called the ht which is one of the best for low light conditions. Always wear a cord to prevent breakage. If you are having problems with dirty lenses wash them in soapy water. I wash my glasses every day. If you are having problems with rubber or finish delamination look at the bug spray and sunscreens you are using. Smiths and Hobies are just as good quality with better prices and warranties.
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Love my Maui Jim sports
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Love my Maui Jim's and a big reason is the service. Unbelievable prompt inexpensive repair. Over the top!

Never had Costa's
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+1 with techlite polarchromic lenses. Badass.

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